Bruce Barcott

Books: Endless Surf!

When Michael Scott Moore, a SoCal kid raised in Redondo Beach, moved to Germany as a political journalist, he discovered something shocking in das Deutsche wasser: surfers on Munich's Isar River...

Jordan Romero at home in Big Be California in December 2009

Into Teen Air

He's 13 years old, and he'­s headed up to 29,000 feet. As a new generation of adventurous kids post monster feats at younger and younger ages, Jordan Romero has his elders asking: Just how young is...